Since setting up in 2008, Placeshapers has become a network of more than 100 housing associations driven by the desire to forge an alternative narrative about the role social landlords can play in their localities. Chair Tony Stacey talks to New Start about why we’re sleepwalking into a housing crisis
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Co-housing developments are built around community and sustainability but can they also be affordable? Susan Downer visits Lilac in Leeds to find out.
To resolve the current housing crisis and curb the ever growing inequality calls for a major nationwide initiative: to reclaim the freehold of Britain’s land for the public and the social realms.
A key prerequisite of CLTs is that their membership is open to everyone in the local community. This not only ensures accountability of the trust but also galvanises communities as they come together to meet their housing needs head on.
Another day, another story bemoaning Britain’s housing crisis: soaring prices; smaller dwellings; a decline in house building relative to population growth. Let’s not forget the nearly 2 million people on the waiting list for social housing stock shortage fill the headlines, a potential solution lies in wait. That solution is empty property. According to the (more…)
It is a truly remarkable professional, then, who ditches their barracks and meets the perceived adversary on common ground. So we want to commend the scores of local authorities that are working in exciting new ways with CLTs.
Winner of the Wolfson Economics Prize for their vision of a 21st century garden city, Urbed’s Nicholas Falk talks through his winning entry and urges new garden cities to capture the ‘common wealth’ for local good
There is a financial crisis brewing amongst social housing residents in the UK, and the sad fact is that with the government’s planned cuts to social security, things are only likely to get worse before they get better.
There are numerous challenges for the would-be co-houser however, from finding land or buildings and groups of like-minded people, through to building, financing and developing the project.
As the ageing population in the UK grows, so does the reporting around loneliness, isolation, care scandals and budget cuts. We need to do more to help our older people remain independent, healthy and integrated. It’s important for care providers, developers, local authorities and planners to wake up to the solutions available, particularly around housing. (more…)